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Cup

Turkish (Kutahya)
Probably 18th century


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.7 x 6.7 cm (1 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.417

Medium or Technique

Fritware, painted over white slip, with a transparent glaze.

Not On View

Classifications

Ceramics

A handleless cup in fine, pale buff fritware, covered in white slip and decorated in blue under a transparent glaze. Outside, the cup’s design is outlined and filled in a blue varying in density, and bordered at the foot by a double line. The design divides the exterior into six panels. Three of these have a blue ground with a scale-filled suspended cone and four corners (all achieved by areas of reserve white and use of darker blue lines.) These alternate with three white panels with a zig-zag border and a row of three joined diamonds.

Markings

The cup has a probable artist’s mark underneath, of a star formed by four intersecting lines, that occurs often in the literature.

Provenance

Bought in Florence for $2.00

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales